SEVENTH EU-SOUTHEAST EUROPE SUMMIT
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  Thursday, October 4th 2018
13:00 Registration and refreshments
13:30 THE ECONOMIST'S OUTLOOK FOR EUROPE
Growth perspectives in the EU and south-east Europe
Which countries will fare best and which will struggle?

John Andrews, consultant editor, The Economist
13:45Discussion
14:00

Official opening
THE BALKANS AND EUROPE: EU INTEGRATION AND REGIONAL STABILITY
Solving political disputes to enhance business and economic ties

Keynote address: 
Ana Brnabić, prime minister, Serbia

14:50Discussion
15:20

EU ENLARGEMENT AND THE WESTERN BALKANS

Setting the stage:
Ian Lesser, executive director, Transatlantic Centre, vice-president for foreign policy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Genoveva Ruiz Calavera, director, western Balkans, Directorate-General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission
George Koumoutsakos, shadow minister for foreign affairs, New Democracy party, Greece
Lilyana Pavlova, former minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2018

16:00Discussion
16:30

BREXIT: WHAT NEXT FOR BRITAIN AND EUROPE?
Trade policy at the crossroads: realities of trade today

Keynote address:
John Bruton, former prime minister, Ireland

Kyle Randolph Scott, US ambassador to Serbia
Denis Keefe, UK ambassador to Serbia

▪ The financial aspect:
Slavko Caric, chairman of the executive board, Erste Bank Serbia

17:00Discussion
17:30End of day's sessions
19:30Arrival of guests-Cocktail reception
20:30OPENING GALA DINNER



Friday, October 5th 2018
08:30Registration and refreshments
09:00

Opening session
FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR THE BALKANS
▪ Fiscal policies in the region: An end to austerity?
▪ Economic transition in south-east Europe: What remains to be done?
▪ Attracting foreign direct investment for the region: where do we stand?

Keynote address:
Paolo Scaroni, deputy chairman, Rothschild Group, former CEO, ENI

Pavle Petrović, president of the fiscal council, Serbia
Peter Tabak, associate director, regional lead economist at the Economics, Policy and Governance department, EBRD
Constantinos Kypreos, senior vice-president, Moody's Investors Service, Cyprus

▪ The business perspective:
Dominique Bolli, head of government advisory practice, Henley & Partners 

10:00Discussion
10:30

LOOKING THROUGH ALICE'S MAGIC MIRROR:
WHAT LIES IN STORE FOR BUSINESS?

▪ Attracting foreign direct investment: Why Serbia?

Roundtable discussion:
Marko Čadež, president, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS) 
Danela Arsovska, president, MCC
Gaetano Massara, president and CEO, Tungsram South Europe
Bojan Markovic, deputy director for sector economics and policy, EBRD
Erika Teoman-Brenner, head in Serbia, Macedonia & Montenegro, Advantage Austria 

11:10Discussion
11:30Coffee break
12:00

2020 AND BEYOND: WELCOMING THE INNOVATIVE DIGITAL ERA
FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE?


Keynote address:
Kirk Vallis, creativity & innovation expert, global head of creative capability development, Google

DIGITALISATION AND INNOVATION IN SERBIA: PLAYING A DECISIVE ROLE?
Mladen Šarčević, minister of education, science and technological development, Serbia
Jelena Galić, chief executive officer, AIK Banka 
Maja Andjelkovic, team leader for Serbia Research Innovation and Technology Transfer Project, The World Bank
Alexis Minte, loan officer, lending operations in the Western Balkans, European Investment Bank
Michael Nelson, tech strategy, Cloudflare, former professor of internet studies, Georgetown University

12:45Discussion
13:10STRENGTHENING TIES BETWEEN CYPRUS AND SERBIA
Marios Demetriades, ex minister of transport, communication and works, Cyprus, managing partner, MD Mindset Consulting
Marko Blagojevic, ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Cyprus
Michalis P. Michael, chairman of the board of directors, Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA)
13:30Discussion
13:50Networking luncheon
15:30

THE EUROPEAN ENERGY ROADMAP TO 2050
Regional geopolitical challenges in energy supply and transportation
LNG and pipelines: Where do we stand?
Significant geostrategic developments in the energy map for SE Europe & eastern Mediterranean

Setting the stage:
Konstantin Simonov, founder and director-general, National Energy Security Fund, Russia
Othon Anastasakis, director, south-east European studies, Oxford University (SEESOX), senior research fellow, St Antony’s College 
Cigdem Borke Tunali, associate professor in economics, Istanbul University

15:50Discussion
16:10THE MINISTERS' RESPONSE
Aleksandar Antić, minister of mining and energy, Serbia
16:40Discussion and conclusions
17:00End of conference

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